These 30-to-40-minute story times are packed full of books and activities designed to be enjoyed by all ages. Promoting language and literacy skills, these story times are a great way to further your child’s lifelong love of reading and learning. Children and their grownups are encouraged to actively engage and participate with the stories and activities during the program.
A drop-in group for adult speakers of other languages to improve their oral skills in American English and gain more confidence in speaking. Participants should have at least a working knowledge of English.
The NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate are respected workforce credentials that affirm your competency in basic digital literacy skills. This 1.5-hour practice session will allow you to prepare for the proctored sessions of the NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment, during which you can earn a NDLA Certificate. No certificates are awarded during this practice session.Assess your NorthStar Digital Literacy Certificate skills in one or more of the following areas of basic digital literacy:
Enjoy homemade early literacy toys with your babies and toddlers, get inspired to make your own at home with everyday objects and get tips on building a foundation for your child to learn and read through play.
We will meet from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Recommended for children ages 0-3 and their caregivers.
The NorthStar Digital Literacy Assessment and Certificate are respected workforce credentials that affirm your competency in basic digital literacy skills. A photo ID will be required to log on and a passing score of 85 percent on each assessment will be required to receive the NorthStar Digital Literacy Certificate during this 1.5-hour proctored assessment session.
Skill assessments for adults who need a high school diploma (GED or National External Diploma) and tutoring for those with skills at the high school level. Tutoring on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m. Assessments on Wednesdays only. Please note: in order to qualify for tutoring, you must take the assessment first.
Buses, trains, buildings, sidewalks, street signs and people (lots of people!)... Such is city life. These are sights and sounds that we experience every day here in Washington, DC. You'll find all of that—and much more—in the picture books listed below. These titles are some of my favorites that take place in a city, and I hope you and your children enjoy them as much as I do.
Did you know that you can reserve the library's Adobe Creative Suite laptop to work on an individual project, or learn how to use an Adobe CS program (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro and others)? This self-guided (DIY) session is three hours long and a government-issued ID will be required.
You may lose your reservation if you are more than 15 minutes late to your session.
Please visit our website to register.
You deserve true happiness and fulfillment. A life well lived, full of happiness and fulfillment, can become a reality for anyone who decides to embark on such a journey. Regardless of your situation, past or present, the ability to positively impact your life, become a better problem solver, form healthy habits, and improve the quality of your overall well being is very possible. The following suggested reads have been compiled to provide you with an extra dose of inspiration, good vibes, and hopefully the motivation and insight you need to live your best life and fulfill your purpose.
In the weeks and months after Pearl Harbor was bombed, more than one hundred thousand Japanese-Americans living on the West Coast were relocated and incarcerated in internment camps for the duration of the Second World War. A number of fiction books address this little-known and regrettable chapter in American history.
You probably know that peppermint can do wonders for your breath, but did you also know that it can relieve migraine headaches, ease nausea and calm anxiety as well? Ever wonder how the soothing aroma of lavender has the power to deeply relax you? You may already be familiar with some of the amazing potential health benefits of herbs and essential oils, but the more you learn about them, the more you will better understand your own healing process. The following compilation of books will get you started on your holistic journey.
While most monsters have earned a reputation for being creepy, frightening, dreadful creatures, the following collection of books portrays monsters in an amicable fashion. Treat the little ones in your life (ages 2-6) to a mystical world of imagination, friendship, and colorful tales. Animate your voice, and let the adventures begin.
Books That Take You Into the Secret World of Criminals, Con Artists and International Detectives
Did you hear news of the recent price a painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat sold for at auction? Reaching a record for a painting by an American artist, the final sale price was for more than $110 million dollars. The incredible value of art makes it the frequent target of criminals and scam-artists. While there are hundreds of books devoted to the life of famous artists and art history, here are some books in the DC Public Librar
Immigrants to America come from different places, for different reasons, at different ages, each with their own vision of the American dream. Still, many of the challenges of uprooting and starting over in a new place are universal. These books show the shared struggle to maintain a balance between holding on to the traditions and community of the old world and assimilating into the new world.
There are memories that seem magical in hindsight, plus everyday occurrences that are magical when a person possesses the right frame of mind to perceive it so. The following tales contain fantasy and magic, but also beautifully depict elements of the extraordinary in everyday life.